Local man charged with over 40 counts of child sex crimes

Harold Atencio (Courtesy: San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff’s Detectives received information a few months ago regarding the sexual abuse of a child that is no longer living in our community, but endured the abuse when they lived in Kirtland. After thorough investigating, Detectives were able to locate the suspect and question him about the accusations.

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office:

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office charged a local resident yesterday with 10 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration in the 1st degree (child under 13 years of age), 30 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor in the 2nd degree (child under 13, unclothed) and one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in the 4th degree.

 

Sheriff’s Detectives received information a few months ago regarding the sexual abuse of a child that is no longer living in our community, but endured the abuse when they lived in Kirtland. After thorough investigating, Detectives were able to locate the suspect and question him about the accusations. Harold Atencio (1963), confessed to the criminal sexual acts in an interview with Sheriff’s Detectives yesterday afternoon and was immediately booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.

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